Air New Zealand Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Air New Zealand’s first A321neo takes off from Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Airbus)

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft at the weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft.

Air New Zealand’s first A321neo is painted in the airline’s all black livery and powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power engines. The cabin can accommodate 214 passengers in a comfortable single class layout.

Air New Zealand’s fleet of A320neo aircraft will initially add capacity on the carrier’s trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes and at a later stage on domestic services.

The carrier currently has 30 A320ceo airliners in service on its domestic, trans-Tasman and Pacific Islands routes.